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open the national day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. protesters want the pentagon to withdraw its invitation because he teaches that marriage is only between a man and woman. a pentagon chaplain invites the chairman to speak every year and the defense department says they plan to keep that tradition. >>> coming up on 4:35. this morning federal investigators are looking into a possible human trafficking case in mclean, virginia. this incident happened at a compound owned by the kingdom of saudi arabia. our cameras were not welcome there yesterday. >> reporter: sir, do you know about what happened here last night with the with im? don't touch the camera, please. don't touch the camera. >> we were told that police were called to rescue two women inside the house tuesday night. one woman reportedly tried to escape by squeezing through a gap in the front gate. a spokesman for homeland security tells news4 officers did encounter two potential victims of trafficking and the investigation is ongoing. >>> an american man is facing 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenn
the pentagon on the outside of the fifth floor. >> a day unlike any other in the long course of american history: a terrorist act of war against this country. president bush saying today that freedom has been attacked by... >> bush: make no mistake, the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. >> clarke: president bush said to us in the basement of the white house on the night of 9/11, "you have everything you need." and that was true because, as soon as we went to the congress, they said, "just tell us what you need." blank check. >> narrator: the president was determined to spend whatever was necessary and do whatever was necessary to conduct a new kind of war. >> ashcroft: the president turned to me and said-- in my direction anyhow-- he said, "never let this happen again." >> townsend: i understood that to mean there was no end of the earth we weren't willing to go to, there was nothing we weren't willing to ask for, there was nobody we wouldn't work with. >> narrator: the key to the new war would be secrecy. >> cheney: we'd have to work thro
look and rethink all options. doesn't mean you do or you will. he was speaking at a pentagon news conference. the british defense secretary, who said any action would be based on very high quality intelligenced a miss nibble a court of law. so, they're rethinking this idea of arming the syrian rebels. it sounds like a trial balloon to me. sounds like they're about to test out reaction. we'll flick jennifer griffin from the pentagon. we'll play the sound for you from secretary haigle and let you decide and then we'll get some analysis. the obama administration rethinking whether to arm the syrian rebels. and there's one other thing. the houston airport shooting? we now have from authorities that a man walked in, fired two shots in the air with an ar-15, and the while in the security line shot himself in the head. imagine what that was like? there are terrible reports out here that -- i'm not sure about them but there are multiple reports he was dressed up like an el -- elf. why a man walks into the airport, fires shots into the air, and then blows his open head off, imagine you're
to stay. the defenseto budget, the pentagon is looking at a cut of $487 billion in projected spending over 10 years. hagel the things chuck and the administration has proposed is an increase in tricare fees and another round of base closings in 2015. what is the chance of congress going along with those steps? have you gotten any sense of any pressure from the pentagon in pushing for these kinds of changes/ ? >> those are two steps we need to take. a tool that the military needs to properly align in the best way. i understand congress is not fond of base closing. we're making this transition. many veterans groups. people who serve in the military, people who have served in our military, it should have the best comic cheapest health care we offer in this country. if they do and they will. in 1996 when tricare was introduced the average member paid 27% of the cost. and now they pay 11%. thehe word to implement president's plan, i think we would get up to them playing 15%.-- to paying i think that is reasonable. in choosing between that and further degrading readiness sell our troops are not
would authorize. let's get to jennifer griffin at the pentagon. jennifer, any indication that the president has ordered the pentagon to begin positioning troops anywhere? >> no, not as of yet. the president again called the use of chemical weapons in syria a game-changer but there's still no indication the pentagon has been asked to act. >> as early as last year, i asked the pentagon, our military, intelligence officials to prepare for me what options might be available. and i won't go into he details of what those options might be, but it will clearly -- that would be an escalation. >> options are ready, and if it becomes -- either if it becomes clear to me or i'm ordered to too so, we'll act. but at this point that hasn't occurred. >> dempsey went on to say that in essence, no-fly zone may not achieve what some on capitol hill would like it to achieve, so there are a lot of caveats to the plans that have been presented to president obama. also, remember, there's still currently only one aircraft carrier in the region in the persian gulf. they would have to move an air c
a copy. we'll let you see it in its entirety coming up next. also a disturbing report out of the pentagon, is the obama administration considering court-martialing soldiers for daring to speak their christian faith? we have the details on that developing story tonight on "hannity." ♪ the joint is jumpin' ♪ it's really jumpin' ♪ ♪ come in, cats ♪ and check your hats ♪ i mean this joint ijumpin' [ male announcer ] osteo bi-flex helps revitalize your joints to keep 'em jumpin'.° like calcium supplements can help your bones osteo bi-fle n help your joints. ♪ osteo bi-flex... the best stuff in the joint. now in joint and muscle formula for people that demand even more for their bodies. to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actuay use, you never miss the fun. beard growing conte and go! ♪ win! what's in your wallet? i had[ designer ]eeling en
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a new show of force in the nuclear standoff with iran. the pentagon now has a bomb that it reports can destroy targets deeper underground handever. plus, closing arguments in the trial of the woman accused of stabbing to death and shooting and strangling her own husband. and wait until you hear what jody arias' own attorney just said about his client. >> shepard: fox news has now confirmed the pentagon has upgraded its 30,000-pound bunker buster bomb so it can destroy iran's most heavily fortified nuclear sites, or that's what they're telling us, facilities which are reportly deep under ground with hardened con crease. one plant said to be locate judgeneath a mountain. so the military rebuilt the bombs with new guidance system and new fuses that allow them to burrow deeper before the explode. the bunker busters are now the largest nonnuclear weapon in the united states arsenal. massive ordnance penetrator just got a little more massive. >> that's right. boeing makes this massive ordnance penetrator and realized they had a problem a year ago. that's when then defense sect leon panetta w
tell. >> shepard: it's glorious audio. it's on-line somewhere. google it or something. >>> the pentagon is now said to have a new bomb, so powerful, it can reportedly entrait even the most fortified underground bunkers. want to guess where iran hides its secret nuclear facilities? plus a u.s. military plane has crashed in support of an operation near afghanistan. a look at what brought down that plane coming up [ male announcer ] there's something new behind the silver of philadelphia. the rich, luscious taste of fresh milk and real cream... now kicked up with zesty california jalapenos. [ crunch ] new spicy jalapeno. when it comes to taste, philadelphia sets the standard. .. >> shepard: breaking news now as fox reports tonight, israeli aircraft have entered syria and have apparently dropped bombs. this happening. jennifer griffin with the late details from the pentagon. jennifer? >> that's just confirmed with the u.s. official that the pentagon does believe that israeli war planes did cross into syrian air space overnight and dropped several munitions bombs, if you will, on a warehouse
the specifics from the pentagon tonight. >> a year ago, the world's largest bunker buster bomb had a problem. it couldn't, as advertised, dig deep enough into the ground to destroy, for instance, iran's buried nuclear facilities. the 30,000-pound bomb, known as a massive ordinance pen traitor, or mop, needed to be rebuilt. it needed new guidance systems and new fuses to allow the weapon to burrow deeper before exploding. u.s. defense sources confirm the pentagon has now fixed the problem. >> the bigger the bomb, the bigger the explosion. that's the operative principle here. >> the israelis have been shown a video of the bomb being tested. it's the largest nonnuclear weapon in the pentagon's arsenal. those who saw the video say it was impresssive. demonstrating to the israelis that the u.s. now has the ability to deal with iran's underground facility. on its first trip to israel as defense secretary last month, chuck hagel finalized a large conventional weapons deal that included state-of-the-art v-22 osprey aircraft and midair refueling tankers, but more importantly, did not include the mop.
were based no northern california. the pentagon said captain read of hawaii and staff sergeant they were stationed at bear air for -- beal air force base. >> both had deployed numerous times in both iraq and afghanistan. >> the pentagon says it appears weather was a factor in the crash and not enemy fire. two service members were stationed in illinois and oklahoma and they also died in that crash. >> we are learning new information about the bolt problem with the new span of the bay bridge. the new bridge has 1,200 bolts made from gavinizeed steel. both are similar because they can crack. caltrans says -- caltrans says they are both safe and in line withstand cards. >>> it is part of a blitz they will focus on a different neighborhood every week. they hope to fill 3,000 potholes by june 6thth. they are working between hudson and cliffton streets. 1200 holes were filled last year. >>> they are going into the second round of the nba playoffs. oracle arena was cast in gold and yellow last night, nearly 20,000 fans score add game high 21 points including 6 three pointers to beat th
the detainees. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously, the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the military says dozens of prisoners clashed with guards two weeks ago and were hiding makeshift weapons. >> we hit the point where, you know, i felt we were accepting too much risk, and it was time to take action. >> by the authority vested in me as president -- >> reporter: the president tried to close guantanamo two days after he took office. what happened? congress fought him at every turn, blocking a plan to build a supermax prison in illinois, or try prisoners like alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed in lower manhattan, or send them home. 86 prisoners, low-level detainees, mostly from yemen, were cleared to be sent back three years ago, but either yemen won't take them or can't satisfy u.s. security demands for their transfer. guantanamo costs taxpayers $800 million a year with no solution for the prisoners or for the president. brian? >> andrea mitc
will get in trouble. next on the five why would the pentagon invite a man speaks out religious tolerance greg has got that short story ahead. head & shoulders and old spice are now together in one bottle. so we're always 100% flake free... ...while smelling 100% handsome. [ josh ] and with a double dose of confidence like that... mmmmmm. [ c.j.] ...good happens. [ sniffs ] ahhh! [ male announcer ] head & shoulders with old spice. ♪ ♪ >> greg: let's start by quoting creepy man quote today we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalists christian monsters who terrorize their fellow americans by forcing their weapon niced and twisted version of vision yant upon their subordinates in our nation's armed forces. now is that from a radical imam or islamic militant? no those words came from mikey weinstein invite to the pentagon to consult on religious tolerance. this nut who calls conservative christians monstrosities runs the military religious freedom foundation which embraces anti-christianity as one of the few prejudices left. maybe he has been tapped by the pentagon to stop all
the pentagon invite a man speaks out religious tolerance greg has got that short story ahead. ♪ ♪ >> greg: let's start by quoting creepy man quote today we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalists christian monsters who terrorize their fellow americans by forcing their weapon niced and twisted version of vision yant upon their subordinates in our nation's armed forces. now is that from a radical imam or islamic militant? no those words came from mikey weinstein invite to the pentagon to consult on religious tolerance. this nut who calls conservative christians monstrosities runs the military religious freedom foundation which embraces anti-christianity as one of the few prejudices left. maybe he has been tapped by the pentagon to stop all those christian bombings. the story was ignored except as breitbart.com points out a tongue kiss by sally quinn at "the washington post" where the people quoted in the article actually equated preaching with rape. look, when president obama brought up self-radicalization. i thought he meant it was bad. with benghazi, fort hood, the 100 granted ben
to the budget, the defense budget, the pentagon is looking at a cut of 487 billion dollars in projected spending over 10 years, perhaps billions more if the sequester isn't reversed. one of the things a secretary hegel and the administration have proposed is an increase in tri-care fees. they have also talked about another round of base closings in 2015. what is the chance of congress going along those two steps and have you gotten any sense of any pressure from the pentagon in pushing for these kinds of changes and increases? >> those of the two steps we need to take. if we are going to be shrinking the force, it will be shut even without sequestration. it is it -- base closing is a tool that the military needs to do to vertically align its base and salacious. commerce is not fond of base closing. but we are making this tribe -- but when we are making this type of transition to international security, it actually has to happen. i've spoken to many veterans groups about this. number one, people who serve in the military, people who have served in our military should have the best, cheapest healt
, the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> the pentagon has taken controversial steps to keep prisoners alive. bringing in extra medical staff to force-feed 20 of the detainees, over the medical objections of the medical association. president obama wanted to close the prison as one of his first acts of president. but it remains open after several wranglings with congress. the cost of the prison, $177 million a year, the most expensive of any in the u.s. that's at a cost of more than $1 million per prisoner. come live at the hilton. a massive $150 million upgrade is under consideration by the pentagon. it includes a $12 million for the dining hall. $11 million unit for the detainees. $10 million for the legal complex for the detainees. and another $11 million upgrade to the communications facility. >>> federal investigators are expanding their search for several persons of interest in the boston marathon bombing. the fbi is looking for individuals who may have had contact with tsaranev's brother,
is at the pentagon with the very latest. what could the u.s. military do at this stage about the chemical weapons there and what plans are in place, jennifer? >> remember, the pentagon and central command presented plans to the white house months ago. it's in the president's hands at this point. many people he painted himself in a corner talking about a red line. >> can't be a dotted line. can t can't be anything other than a red line and more than just syria, iran is paying attention to this, north korea is paying attention to this so i think the options aren't huge but some action needs to be taken. >> there are approximately 13 chemical weapons facilities with 40 other sites, many of them mobile, scattered around the country. syrians assembled about 48 chemical bombs, we're told, to be dropped from planes within the last few months. those are unaccounted for at this point. nobody at the pentagon wants to bomb the facilities from the air because of the potential they could create a chemical cloud. it's not easy to control these agents. i'm told that they could mine the areas around these facili
? >> the pentagon and central command presented plans to white months ago. many feel the president painted himself in the corner talk about a red line. >> we're continuing to assess what happened. we should get the facts before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> there are approximately 13 chemical weapons facilities with 40 other sites scattered around the country. the syrians assembled 48 chemical bombs to be dropped from planes within the last few months. no one knows the state of the chemical bombs. no one in the pentagon wants to bomb those chemical facilities phloemary because of the potential, i'm told, they could create a chemical cloud that could migrate over jordan, israel, or lebanon. it's not easy control these acts. they could mine the area so no one in the regime could get into those facilities but it is difficult. in libya the u.s. has been involved in trying to dismantle chemical weapons for some years, and i'm told by pentagon sources that in fact it would take 20 years to disassemble all of assad's chemical weapons if the just
, congress has also granted the pentagon the powers to waive such restriction, a power the pentagon has not yet used in a single case. so as the president called everyone on the carpet for their complacency today, he also raised the question whether his administration will try to do more within its power to get at least some of these detainees out of guantanamo. >> i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do aministratively and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that's in the best interests of the american people. >> the president may not have some ridiculous super natural power to impose his will on congress, but when it comes to the moral and legal crisis in guantanamo, he is far from powerless. joining me tonight from washington, former national security council spokesman for the obama administration. i want to begin with you. what was your reaction to hearing this from the president today? surprise? frustration? hope? >> chris, it was enc
underground and the pentagon is beefing up the bunker busting bombings. here's more. >> a year ago, the largest bunker buster bomb it couldn't dig deep enough in the ground to destroy the buried nuclear facilities. the 30,000 bomb needed to be rebuilt. it needed new guidance systems and fuses to allow the weapon to bureau deeper before exploding. the pentagon has now fixed the problem. >> bigger want bomb and big are the explosion. >> the ramerals have been showed a video of the bomb tested it is the largest nonnuclear weapon in the pentagon's arsnil it impressive . demstating to the israeli that the u.s. has aint to deal with iran a underground facility. on the first trip to israel. chuck hagel finalized a large convedges weapon's deal including state of the art b22 ospray aircraft and did not include the mop. he discussed iran with the israeli counter part. >> our position is that iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. the prevention of iran from developing a nuclear period. >> western intelligence believes that iran has multiple nuclear facilities and deep undergr
. >> are you going to continue force feeding these individuals? >> i do not want them to die. the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best they can, but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? >> in a statement, a group representing guantanamo bay prisoners welcome to obama's closure pledged but urged him to take immediate action the center for constitutional rights said obama should immediately released 86 people already cleared for transfer and lift his self-imposed moratorium on returning yemeni nationals to their home country. we will speak with the center for constitutional rights after headlines. the obama administration is reportedly close to providing syrian rebels with lethal weaponry in their fight against president bashar al-assad. the washington post reports obama will make a final decision in the coming weeks on what one official described as "assistance that has a direct military purpose." syrian rebels have already asked western backers for antitank weapons and surface-to-air missiles. president obama suggested that
at the pentagon as part of the day's events but protesters want the invitation withdrawn. the pentagon chaplain invites m him every year and will keep that tradition. >>> an automaker will make a donation. volkswagen will give $10 million to a nonprofit organization, the trust for the national mall. this is the largest private donation ever given to help makeover the mall. the volkswagen of america ceo says the reason behind this gift, he was shocked to see poor conditions on the mall. >>> tonight the waiting game is over for cap fans. they'll launch the sixth straight playoff run. they finished the season on a hot streak winning 11 of the last 13 games and they're going up against the new york rangers. last year the rangers knocked caps out in the second round. puck drop 7:30 tonight on nbc sports network. the verizon center worked out a deal with metro could keep trains running an hour late if the game goes past 11:00. >>> a day of protest ending in violence on the streets of seattle. the dramatic new video showing clashes between police and protesters. >>> also ahead, why buying your ticket
're not going to show the actual impact. >> shepard: and then it went down. military sources at the pentagon and in afghanistan tell fox news they strongly believe that a service member recorded the video at bagram air field and the explosion that followed. the taliban claimed responsibility for bringing down that jet. but military leaders say that's not true. an executive with the company that owns the jet says crews do not typically try to take off at such an angle and that this is not normal and we don't yet know for sure why the plane crashed. why those seven americans died. what do you think? that's great. it won't take long, will it? nah. okay. this, won't take long will it? no, not at all. how many of these can we do on our budget? more than you think. didn't take very long, did it? this spring, dig in and save. that's nice. post it. already did. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. ep you yard your own more doing. with your choice lawn insect controls, just $8.88. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media p
, supposedly, was that the sequester would apply to pentagon spending, which they've always loved and have always defended. krystal was right to say early on, they said the sequester was horrible because it would hurt the pentagon spending. but to get out of the sequester they would have to agree to some degree of tax revenue increases and give up some of their tax cuts for the wealthy. >> right. >> and as you know, as we've seen now, when it comes to this calculation, the republicans are generally saying, you know, pentagon cuts, you know, taxes for the rich, we'll go with pentagon cuts. because we don't care about head start, meals on wheels, public defenders. you know, federal parks and all that. we never cared to -- cared about that in the beginning. so this is where the president thought he was trying to hit them with a hammer, and they're saying we'll take that hit if we still don't have to deal with you and taxes. >> when you look at the fact, krystal, i mean, let's look at the effects of the budget cut. 600,000 women and children lose nutrition aid. 125,000 families lose housing ai
. the president was not asked about that. >> i do not want these individuals to die. the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. should reflect on why we're doing this. >> why did obama pass the laws that he signed? >> i think the president made a mistake. military commissions, indefinite detention, and keeping guantanamo open as a policy discussion item. the >> as it promised president could not make in his first term with his own party in charge. try in his second term. -- he is trying in his second term. three >> natives soldiers have been identified as british. 9 afghans were also killed in the attack. no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. increasing has been attacks as troops prepare to leave the country. is expected toer win when pakistan votes in 10 days. >> he waited seven years for this moment. he was forced to live in exile abroad. he was forced out of office in a military coup led by pervez musharraf. he contested elections in 2000 8.d is party became the official opposition. he is widely expected to become the country's next leader. many peop
. obviously the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? and i understand that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 with the traumas that had taken place why for a lot of americans the notion was somehow that we had to create a special as if facility like guantanamo and we couldn't handle this in a normal, conventional fashion. i understand that reaction. but we're now over a decade out. we should be wiser. >> reporter: the president says that guantanamo prisoners can be dealt with in the civilian justice system. and, scott, he noted that the underwear bomber and the times square bomber are both serving their life sentences without incident in maximum security u.s. prisons. >> pelley: bill plante at the white house. bill, thank you very much. the pentagon has sent a 40- person medical team to guantanamo to force feed inmates liquid protein through a tube in their nose. a majority in congress do not want to close the prison. some question whether it would be safe to transfer thos
by the pentagon and state department and white house on the night four americans were killed. he said more could have been done to save lives and asked if security warnings were ignored. this was given bypass the secretary of defense leon panetta. >> you don't deploy forces in harm's way without knowing what is going on and having real-time information about what is taking place . as a result of not regular that information the commander on the ground in naarea. general demp, ey and i felt strongly not to put forces at risk. >> i could see the initial confusion and the problem with the state department they don't have the procedures in place, and if they do, they haven't practiced or exercised them . now, you know they are making up for all of the mistakes they made with excuse. >> this is a break down with state and military. >> absolute low huge break down with the state and military. itate department and defense department need to get on the same page. >> they fell under the authority of the chief of mission which was chris stevens . once he was corners and members of the security detail push
with syria. ground troops regained the district of hol mes today. this afternoon the head man of the pentagon gave a hint of what the president may be thinking. >> after a meeting with the british defense secretary obama administration moved one step closer to providing lethal aid to the opposition. >> you are rethinking to arming the rebels. >> yes. options include setting up a no fly zone and limited air strikes and or arming syrian rebels >> we have not thus far provided arms to the rebels. we never said it is not what we will not do. we will legally do what we can do. >> the embargo expires in the end of may. bashar assad made a rare public appearance and addressed his nation. >> in spite of all of the wounds and pain, we'll walk hand in happened for a brighter future for syria and walk forward and not scared by the bullets and terrorized by the hatred because we are in the right. >> the washington post editorial board pened a scathing condemnation of the american's president absence of leadership. >> it is muddier and his weak and legalistic words about the need to verify a chain of cust
our area like this one in pentagon city. masked men rush in, smash glass counters, grab what they can in watches and dash out in less than a minute. today's robbery with an off-duty police officer parked right outside. he started a car chase that led into the district. >> they are entering the circle. they're going the wrong way in the circle towards d.c. permission to continue pursuit. passing ingomar street. passing huntington street. proximate speed 55. >> reporter: about 40 minutes later in d.c., police found the suspect's car. the chase continued, but that officer crashed and the suspects got away. so you work in the area at one of these high end stores. what's your reaction knowing this is happening? >> it's scary being so close -- so close to here and what you think is a -- i guess not necessarily tight-knit but a safe community and being so close to the office. it's definitely a scary thing. >> reporter: back in february, three masked men walked into the colonial jewelers in frederick, maryland, smashing a display case, grabbing $125,000 worth of rings and then a month later,
. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly zone would encounter highly sophisticated russian built aircraft system manned by russian troops and bombing chemical weapon sites might create a cloud that could my grate over jordan, israel and lebanon there are approximately 13 chemical weapons facilities with 40 additional mobile chemical weapon sites scattered across syria. even if invited into syria, as the u.s. was in libya, it would take, we're told, about 20 years to disassemble and destroy all of the chemical agents assad has. >> we have confidence that we could secure it? >> not as i sit here today simply because they have been moving it and the n
correspondent jennifer griffin reports from the pentagon the options come with considerable risks. >> after 27 months and an estimated 70,000 dead, it appears the assad regime has finally crossed the red line established by the white house. using chemical weapons against its own people. french, british and now u.s. intelligence base their conclusion on hair samples from the victims. yet, the pentagon has not been given orders to act. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> the united nations has a team ready to deploy to syria within 24 to 48 hours. if assad allows that team in. >> the white house is stalling for time it? >> can't be a dotted line it can't be anything other than a red line. in more than just syria. iran is paying attention to this. north korea is paying attention to this. >> the pentagon has offered the white house a series of options. those plans were presented months ago. a humanitarian corridor and no fly zone. air strikes on assad
. >> the pentagon scenarios are also based on the left work. like regulation. >> right. one of the lessons you thought people learn coming out of the 2008 crisis is you can chop up risk, but risk does not disappear. now we are seeing on our side of the world, while you're taking a a risk, you're concentrating it. you will be a will to liquidate it your putting products in the trade four times a day. you need prices covered, liquidity. there is a sense of somehow or another -- i've taken risk, moved it from here to here, it is gone. it is not gone. it is still there. we cannot that basic fundamental understanding. i agree with gary. financial stability and transparency in the regulators. they're struggling with how do you capture the risk in the system, how do you identify it. of information. hopefully we'll get there. brits does not disappear. you cannot cap losses. -- aor banks goes belly up loss is a loss. wax rights. so that race -- >> right. so that raises a question. is the problem that some of these banks are too big, or is the problem that, or is bigness not the problem? yes, you're rig
the technology could do it. >> scientists say a dog's nose is the best detector, but pentagon officer says, even her bomb-sniffing partner has limits. >> some dogs can search a long time and some dogs don't search as long, and they get fatigued like people do. >> and dogs have to get close-up to their target. >> if it's a large event like the marathon, you have to have numerous teams and just do a grid and get through it. >> at auburn university, dogs are trained to sniff for sraeupers. and randi kaye asked if that could have helped in boston. >> do you think if you could have had a vapor dog there in boston -- >> had one of our dogs been placed on that corner with the two guys walking there with the back packs, i think they would have alerted on them. >> the oak ridge team says its advantage, in boston it could have identified the precise explosives in seconds. >> if i am on a bomb squad, i want to know now if this is a dangerous package right now, and not have to blow it up or put my life at trip. >> that is one of the many ideas to detect bombs containing small amounts of explosives, and righ
weapons in syria, the white house says use of such weapons would be a game changer, but the pentagon says it will not speculate on any intervention plans. >>> the faa is investigating a deadly mid-air collision of two small planes. the faa says a single-engine cessna landed on a golf course in southern california on monday after colliding with another cessna about eight miles north of ventura. all three on board that plane sustained only minor injuries. in the mountains northwest of santa monica, firefighters combed through smoking wreckage of the second plane and recovered the pilot's body. it's believed he was the only one on board there. >>> parts of eastern iowa dealing with severe weather, a heavy round of hail ranging from pea size to as large as two inches falling in waterloo, causing millions of dollars in damage to cars. the hail left covering that, and some places looking more like snow. bill karins, nbc meteorologist here with us. amazing pictures there of what was happening. >> it's severe weather season. we haven't had a lot of pictures of tornadoes to show people. >> good. >
information. >>> meantime, growing outrage over a pentagon decision that could possibly lead to court-martials of soldiers and even military chaplains for sharing their faith. the ban on proselytizing comes after an atheist organization met with air force officials demanding that soldiers who spend too much time talking about jesus be booted from the military. the group that pushed for this is called the military religious freedom foundation that said u.s. troops who proselytize, basically preach and try to spread the faith, are guilty of sedition and treason and we have to stop this, quote, horrible, who ahorrendous dehumanizing behavior. the air force didn't say get out. they said you may have a point. tell us. >> well, i don't want to give any credit to the group bringing the charge. he equated it with rape saying it was spiritual rape. the pentagon should have never let them into the pentagon to talk about. they're anti-christian zealots, however, the story that's come out of the meeting is that the dod has changed the policy. i think it's a little early and speculation at this po
the pentagon recently requested $200 million to carry out the work of the camp. the, with now, and all of the files on the detainee's there, thank you for being with us. some of these people on the thunderstrike, these detainee's, they are being forced fed. is that legal, actually? forhe problem for the year, the authorities, is that it would be terrible pr for people to starve themselves to death. the irony is that the worst pr is that guantanamo exists at all. the president said he would get rid of it, the congress blocked him, 86 men cleared for release by a sober interagency task force established by the president, but everyone is stuck there. that ought to be extremely bad. does the president have to share some of the blame? >> he does. he personally introduced a ban on releasing the yemenis after we fought -- after we had a failed bomb plot christmas day in 2009. there was a huge backlash against the yemenis. he imposed a ban, these people are in prison solely on the basis of their nationality alone, which people can recognize as unjust. >> 86 people have been cleared, what stops
to upgrade the army's m1 abrams tank but here's the thing. the pentagon wants to halt production on these tanks. >> military generals say we don't need that tank or that bomber. congress says yeah you do. >> lawmakers from both parties have devoted the tax payer money for the last two years on improving the abrams tank but general ray odierno, the army's chief of staff, said if he had a choice he'd use the money in a different way. >> stephen: i am shocked to hear that from general odierno who i believe is part tank on his father's side. well, ladies and gentlemen, the tanks are going to roll and it's all tanks... (laughing) -- to... thank you. and all it's "tanks" to ohio's senator rob portman and congressman jim jordan. it's a brave stance for these fiscal conservatives. congressman jordan who represents lima ohio where the tanks are manufactured defended the cost saying, quote, the one area where we are supposed to spend tax payer money is in defense of the country. the other area, you know, his district. and if the army doesn't really want them, that's fine. these two have vo
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